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  • n. a door that swings on a double hinge; opens in either direction


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  • He threw himself against the small abutment of wall that hid the swinging door and listened to the raised voices of those people directly beyond it.

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

  • As I approached, Laszio finished some remark to Wolfe and Lisette began spouting to him in French, something about the stuff she had on the plate, which looked like fat brown crackers; but just then there was a yell from the direction of the kitchen, and we all turned to see the swinging door open and Domenico Rossi come leaping through with a steaming dish in one hand and a long-handled spoon in the other.

    Too Many Cooks

  • Miss Kramer exploded out of the swinging door from the kitchen with the heavy iron poker already coming down in an arc.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • You locked the latrine and propped up the swinging door at the rear that allowed access to the fifty-five-gallon drums.


  • McMurdo pushed open the swinging door of the saloon and made his way amid the crowd of men within, through an atmo - sphere blurred with tobacco smoke and heavy with the smell of spirits.



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